2015 Call For Papers: Policies and Politics of Care

CALL FOR PAPERS

Policies and Politics of Care
National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities
April 18th-19th, 2015
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

This conference is a biennial meeting for those committed to having dual training in clinical care and the social sciences and humanities inform each other in their academic work. This has historically provided a venue for graduates, trainees, and prospective students of MD-PhD training programs to build a community and present their research. This year we aim to expand to encompass scholars with a broader diversity of clinical training, including in nursing and social work, whose work also speaks to the core of this conference's organizing principle.

At the 2015 conference we are excited to explore the theme Policies and Politics of Care. Care lies at the core of a clinical relationship, but far from being an apolitical site of human compassion or technical skill, it is highly structured by broader social dynamics, market forces, and a (trans)national policy landscape. Our hybrid identities as both practitioners and researchers of care allow us a particular orientation toward care and caregiving, permitting us to tease out its historical and structural legacies, its lived experiential realities, the boundaries of its classification, and the aggregate effects of its policies on healthcare delivery, healthcare markets and health outcomes.

The planning committee invites you to submit an abstract of original research for presentation relevant to this theme. While we especially solicit work that investigates the connections between forms of care that occur within the walls of the clinic and the world outside, submissions on all topics and from individuals at all career stages are encouraged and will be considered.

Presentations may take the form of a 15 minute talk, poster, or “grand rounds”-style case presentation utilizing insights from your scholarly discipline. We ask that you limit your abstract submission to 350 words and include primary research question, methodological orientation, points of engagement with existing scholarship, and general conclusions. You may submit your abstracts via the form at: www.physicianscholars.blogspot.com/p/call-for-papers.html, where you will also find more information about the conference.  

DEADLINE: February 1st, 2015

Send comments and questions to: physicianscholars@gmail.com

Sincerely,
The 2015 Conference Planning Committee

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Policies and Politics of Care | April 18-19, 2015

Sixth National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Philadelphia, PA


We are pleased to announce the latest meeting of a national biennial conference organized to bring together a growing community of clinicians and trainees undertaking scholarly research in fields such as medical anthropology, the history of medicine, health economics, narrative medicine, and health policy.

The conference will take place on the 18th and 19th of April 2015 in Philadelphia, PA at the University of Pennsylvania.  It is organized around the theme Policies and Politics of Care.  Care-giving lies at the core of a clinical relationship, but far from being an apolitical site of human compassion or technical skill it is highly structured by broader social dynamics, market forces, and a trans/national policy landscape. We look forward to broad interdisciplinary investigation into these themes.

In 2015 we continue to build on the momentum that began with the initial conference at UCSF ten years ago.  The biennial meeting aims to foster intellectual conversation among a distinct breed of clinician-scholars and to renew the bonds that support the continued vitality of our community. We invite you to help us make that happen. Please save the date and plan on joining us for what we hope will be a wonderful and engaging conference.

Additional information, including a call for papers, registration information, details about lodging, and a preliminary program will be posted as it becomes available.

We welcome your comments and questions at physicianscholars@gmail.com and very much look forward to seeing everyone in Philadelphia next April.

Sincerely,

The 2015 Conference Planning Committee